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KILLING KINNEAR: Widow's life of fear, and now her fight for answers

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Nicolette Kinnear, widow of slain detective Charl Kinnear.
Nicolette Kinnear, widow of slain detective Charl Kinnear.
PHOTO: Edrea du Toit

Slain Anti-Gang Unit detective Charl Kinnear lived his life on a hitlist and, two weeks before he was murdered, police top brass had been warned there was another plot afoot to eliminate him.

The chilling warning went unheeded and, with a protection detail Kinnear once enjoyed never redeployed, the veteran cop died alone and unguarded.

Now his widow, Nicolette, is steadfast that the failure of police management will not be consigned to oblivion.

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